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Old 11-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #1 
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Heater for small tank?

What heater would I use for a tank that is about 1 1/2 gallons?
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:15 PM   #2 
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I wouldn't use any. Most of the heaters made for that tank size changes the temp too often. Changing temps could kill your betta
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:30 PM   #3 
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You could try a hydor mini heater (: I hear that works somewhat well with the smaller tanks. Wait a bit though, and see what the others say too.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #4 
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I think that DramaQueen uses a tetra heater in some of her tanks... I think. :)You can get them @ Wal*mart
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:38 PM   #5 
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Yes, I use a Tetra whisper heater in one of my 1.5 gallons.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #6 
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I'll try the Tetra or at least look into it. The tank is wayyyy too cold (70)
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #7 
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I would get one of those mini heaters (2-5) gallon. I got one for my 4.75 gallon tank and it did not heat it enough, now I'm using a heater that is made for up to 10 gallons and its working much better. If you have the heater under rocks it will also not heat up the water as much.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:34 PM   #8 
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what if they are the plastic colored rocks?
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #9 
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Plastic rocks? I doubt they would melt at a temp that below 80*. I've held the heather in my hands when on, its not very hot at all.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:40 PM   #10 
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I put in a Hydor 2-5 gal heater, I am steady at 77 degrees...pretty much perfect!

I am running a 1.5 gal set up BTW
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